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Live auction - bgr_467621 - SIKYONA - SIKYON Hemidrachme

SIKYONA - SIKYON Hemidrachme AU
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bgr_467621
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Type : Hemidrachme
Date: c. 330-300 AC.
Mint name / Town : Sicyone, Sykionia
Metal : silver
Diameter : 15 mm
Orientation dies : 8 h.
Weight : 2,78 g.
Rarity : R1
Coments on the condition:
Exemplaire sur un flan ovale bien centré au droit, un peu court au revers sur le bec de la colombe. Très joli droit bien venu à la frappe. Joli revers de style fin. Belle patine de collection avec des reflets dorés
Catalogue references :
Predigree :
Cet exemplaire provient du stock d’Alain Poinsignon (Strasbourg) et de la collection M. P

Obverse


Obverse description : Chimère passant à gauche.
Obverse legend : SE.

Reverse


Reverse description : Colombe volant à gauche.

Commentary


Poids léger.

Historical background


SIKYONIE - Sicyon

(Fourth century BC)

Sicyon, at the mouth of the Isthmus of Corinth in the Peloponnese, was the smallest political entity in this region with Phlius she touched. Wedged between Achaia and Argolis, it was described by Homer in the Iliad as having been part of the kingdom of Agamemnon. We have little information on the history of the city before the end of the Persian except that the region was often devastated by the Athenians wars, especially under Pericles in 454 BC, after E. Babelon. The mint will start to become significant until the end of the Peloponnesian War in 404 BC.

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